Marayur and Chinnar: A Photographic Voyage along Rivers Chinnar and Pampar

Indian Gaur at Marayur sandal forest, early Sept 2015

Indian Gaur at Marayur sandal forest, early Sept 2015

Green Imperial Pigeon at Chinnar, early Sept 2015

Green Imperial Pigeon at Chinnar, early Sept 2015

Small Minivet at Chinnar, early Sept 2015

Small Minivet at Chinnar, early Sept 2015

Changeable Hawk Eagle at Chinnar, early Sept 2015.

Changeable Hawk Eagle at Chinnar, early Sept 2015.

A Jewel dragonfly at Koottar the confluence of Chinnar and Pampar, early Sept 2015

A Jewel dragonfly at Koottar the confluence of Chinnar and Pampar, early Sept 2015

Pied Cuckoo at Chinnar, early Sept 2015

Pied Cuckoo at Chinnar, early Sept 2015

Black-shouldered Kite at Chinnar, early Sept 2015

Black-shouldered Kite at Chinnar, early Sept 2015

Tufted Grey Langur with young one at Chinnar, early Sept 2015.

Tufted Grey Langur with young one at Chinnar, early Sept 2015.

Small Blue Kingfisher at Chinnar, early Sept 2015.

Small Blue Kingfisher at Chinnar, early Sept 2015.

Lorikeet or Vernal Hanging Parrot at Chinnar, early Sept 2015.

Lorikeet or Vernal Hanging Parrot at Chinnar, early Sept 2015.

Gecko lizard at Koottar the confluence of Chinnar and Pampar, early Sept 2015.

Gecko lizard at Koottar the confluence of Chinnar and Pampar, early Sept 2015.

Blue-bearded Bee Eater at Chinnar, early Sept 2015.

Blue-bearded Bee Eater at Chinnar, early Sept 2015.

A Rose Butterfly at Chinnar, early Sept 2015

A Rose Butterfly at Chinnar, early Sept 2015

Black Eagle at Chinnar, early Sept 2015

Black Eagle at Chinnar, early Sept 2015

Indian Gaur and calf at Marayur sandal forest, early Sept 2015

Indian Gaur and calf at Marayur sandal forest, early Sept 2015

Indian Gaur bull charging at Marayur sandal forest, early Sept 2015.

Indian Gaur bull charging at Marayur sandal forest, early Sept 2015.

Fairy Bluebird at Chinnar, early Sept 2015.

Fairy Bluebird at Chinnar, early Sept 2015.

Grizzled Giant Squirrel the mascot of Chinnar sanctuary, early Sept 2015

Grizzled Giant Squirrel the mascot of Chinnar sanctuary, early Sept 2015

Grey Wagtail an early migrant bird at Chinnar, early Sept 2015

Grey Wagtail an early migrant bird at Chinnar, early Sept 2015

Vishnu Chinnar, Vishnu Kartha, Al Ameen and Ajay Sekher the author at Chinnar, early Sept 2015

Vishnu Chinnar, Vishnu Kartha, Al Ameen and Ajay Sekher the author at Chinnar, early Sept 2015

“Mahabali” A Poem by Chandramohan S

Tower of Chaturvarnya by T Murali. Acrylic on canvas 2015

Tower of Chaturvarnya by Chitrakaran T Murali. Acrylic on canvas 2015

Mahabali returns to his homeland

For a three day sojourn

His feet have the mud from the paradise!

Buddha idols yet to be rinsed clean at a

Dried up vernacular river bed

A lot of symbols exiled;

Abdicated before their times.

Black Indians fast-

Three day commemoration

With women in white talcum powder

Sway in sync- group dance.

A vegetarian feast –

After a cannibalistic harangue.

Chandramohan S is a young dalit poet from Kerala. He has published a collection of poems titled Warscape Verses. He may be reached at; +91 9400227256 or cmsiit@gmail.com

Chitrakaran T Murali is a cyber activist and artist from Kannur. His contact number; +91 7736836189, email – chithrakaran@gmail.com

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